Rule of Law(lessness) in Erdoğan’s Turkey

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has rejected an application claiming that Turkish authorities failed to carry out an effective investigation into the...

Top judicial board removes 5 prosecutors from jobs due to alleged Gülen links

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ECtHR faults Azerbaijan for violating rights of 4 Turkish teachers illegally deported to Turkey

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Azerbaijan violated the rights of four Turkish teachers who had worked at private schools...

Prosecutor recommends up to 15 years in prison for teacher abducted from Kenya

A Turkish prosecutor has recommended that a teacher who was forcibly returned from Kenya to Turkey last year due to his affiliation with the...

Opposition lawmaker prevented from leaving Turkey due to travel ban

Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and a prominent defender of human rights, has been prevented from leaving...

Turkey lifts parliamentary immunity of MP from pro-Kurdish party

The Turkish Parliament on Tuesday lifted the parliamentary immunity of a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on terrorism charges, Turkish Minute...

ECtHR to announce judgment on missing Yusuf Bilge Tunç: sister

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will announce its judgment in the case of Yusuf Bilge Tunç, who went missing 30 months ago...

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